Low sperm count affects a lot of relationship every year in India. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. However these 6 supplement should be taken daily to increase your sperm count.
1. Zinc: make both men and women infertile
Zinc is a critical element and even a small deficiency can lead to infertility and low libido. Low zinc in men impairs testosterone production and put them on risk of developing prostate cancer. A research study showed that increasing zinc intake in infertile men improves sperm count and have positive effects on sperm motility.
Food sources: Oysters, Beef, Crabs, Fortified Cereal, lobster, Pork Chop, Cashews, Chickpea, Swiss Cheese, Oat Meal, Kidney Beans, Almonds etc.
2. Selenium: Nutritionally Essential for Humans
Selenium is necessary for the production of sperm. It plays critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection.
Food sources: Brazil nuts, Tuna, Shrimp, Salmons, Yogurt, Mushrooms, Baked beans, Turkey, Beef, Lamb, Brown rice, Eggs etc.
3. Vitamin E: It's So Important!
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. Studies have shown it to improve sperm health and motility in men thereby increasing the percent of live sperm. A study performed on rat showed that those with no vitamin E were not able to reproduce. When the supplements was restored they fertility was completely restored.
Food sources: Sunflower seeds, spinach, asparagus, kale, shrimp, olive oil, peanuts, avocado, dark leafy greens. etc.
4. Folic acid (folate)
Low intakes of folate can have devastating effects, ranging from birth defects to infertility in men and even cancers. Low levels of folate lead to abnormal sperm with too little or too many chromosomes. If an egg is fertilised with one of these abnormal sperm it could result in a birth defect such as downs syndrome, or an increase in miscarriage.
Food sources: lentils,spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, parsley, black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, collard greens
5. Vitamin B12: Why we need it?
This is a type of the B complex vitamins. It is highly essential in cardiovascular support, DNA production, boost brain and nervous system activities, increase sperm count naturally and generally boost sperm health.
Food sources: sardines, salmon, tuna, cod, lamb, shrimp, yogurt, chicken, mushroom etc.
6. Vitamin C: We love it
It contains collagen for beautiful skin and bones, produces serotonin for proper brain function, protect against free radicals and increase sperm count and increases sperm motility naturally.
Food sources: Abundant in fruits and vegetables especially papaya, pineapple, oranges, broccoli, cabbage, strawberries, Brussels sprout, grape fruit, etc.
You should consult a nutritionist to get a balanced diet plan.